Oppo F17 Pro 

price₹ 20,949 onwards

launchSep, 2020

49.1

excellence score

68.7

value for money score

2-Minute Review

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Design

  • Gorgeous, modern design - the bold camera design and the a mirror-split design with matte finish adds up to a great looking device
  • The phone looks quite flawless from the back, it features a rather flashy back cover
  • The F17 Pro measures 7.48mm in thickness and weighs just 164g, which makes it incredibly comfortable to use for long periods, be it gaming or texting
  • The in-display fingerprint scanner, as well as face recognition, are quick to unlock the F17 Pro
  • The frame and the back panel are built from plastic, but this phone still feels quite rugged

Display

  • The display is an excellent 6.43-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ panel which promises inky blacks and vivid colours - watching movies and videos on the screen is an enjoyable experience
  • It gets bright enough for using the device even under harsh sunlight
  • Lacks a high refresh rate panel, that other phones offer

Software

  • The F17 Pro runs ColorOS 7.2 on top of Android 10, which is a feature-rich custom Android skin - Smart Sidebar, Quick Return Bubble, themes, and custom apps such as Oppo Relax are all present and there's plenty of room for customisation

Performance

  • Decent performance from the Helio P95 SoC - the F17 Pro handles multitasking and everyday apps quite well
  • However, heavy usage bogs down the phone quite a lot, there are better performing phones available at this price

Camera

  • Decent quad cameras for the price - these include a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera, a 2MP monochrome camera, and a 2MP depth camera
  • In daylight, the primary sensor captures sharp and well-detailed 12MP binned images - exposure and colours are handled very well and autofocus is reliable, which made capturing close-ups quite easy
  • The ultra wide-angle camera captured shots with equally good exposures, even though details were a bit soft
  • Portrait mode works well, correctly blurring out the right areas behind the subject in most instances, the level of background blur can be adjusted before taking a shot
  • The main 16MP front camera captures decent-looking selfies under good light, facial details are good and skin tones generally look natural - portrait selfie option is also present for you to use
  • Low-light camera performance is average, the images lack details - there is visible noise in the darker regions, which you can clearly see - the Night mode helps brighten up scenes, but the overall image quality and color reproduction are above average

Battery

  • Good battery life from the 4000 mAh battery - the battery can last for a day and half of medium to light usage
  • Charging is quick with the supplied 30W charger - it can charge the F17 Pro under an hour

Verdict

  • The Oppo F17 Pro is a very likeable phone, mostly because of how slim and light it is, it looks quite modern thanks to the exposed-lens design of the rear cameras - battery life is also very good, it charges quickly, and it has a nice display
  • However, the camera performance could have been much better - then there's performance, which, while decent in its own right, does feel a little weak compared to phones such as the Realme 7 Pro and Redmi K20 Pro, which are also available at similar prices

Expert Reviews

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  1. It’s got style, but lacks substance
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  2. The Oppo F17 Pro works for those who want a good screen, and beautiful lightweight design... performance seekers should look elsewhere
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. If you want people to notice your phone, F17 Pro will allow for that
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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Oppo F17 Pro Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 10Expected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.43 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2400 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignPunch Hole
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3+
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Pedometer
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Mediatek Helio P95Ranked #24 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUPowerVR GM9446
RAM8 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 512 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 (100% in 53 min), Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight164 gmMedium
Thickness7.5 mmSlim
Width73.8 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 48MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length; ; 1/2.0" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF
  • 8MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 119-degree Ultra-wide Lens; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size
  • 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Macro Lens
  • 2MP: f/2.4; Depth Sensor
  • HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera16MP + 2MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 16MP: f/2.4 Aperture; 1/3" Sensor Size
  • 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
VoWiFi/WiFi-CallingYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO
CompassYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor

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